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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. FoundationDB vs. MaxDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. FoundationDB vs. MaxDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#94  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score4.04
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgphoenix.apache.orgwww.foundationdb.orgmaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsphoenix.apache.orgapple.github.io/­foundationdbmaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationFoundationDBSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release2012201420131984
Current release1.19.0, June 20215.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20196.2.28, November 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno infosome layers support typingyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyessupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languagesC++C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancynofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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